LSI Scholar Profile: Asha Devineni

The Center is home to an incredible faculty and host to the top minds at the intersection of law, science, and technology. But we also attract the brightest student scholars around; you should meet them.

Hometown:

Gilbert, AZ
Undergrad/Education:

BS in the Science of Health Care Delivery (College of Health Solutions) & graduate of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU.

Honors Thesis: Identifying Barriers to Care Coordination for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Provider Perspectives. Certificate in Health Care Ethics.

Fun Facts:

  • She is bilingual.
  • She worked on creating an app, KYA, designed to be a safe space to promote social health for girls and women.
  • She studied abroad in India and London.

Asha says: 

I graduated from ASU in 2018 with a BS in the Science of Health Care Delivery, so I’m a double devil! In undergrad, I had the privilege of working on health policy projects assessing pediatric asthma clusters and breast cancer disparities in women of color. Working on those projects is what initially sparked my interest in the legal aspects of health care. I’m particularly interested in how the law can be used to address social determinants of health. I spent the last seven months of undergrad working at AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid agency, which fueled my interest in developing policies that best serve the needs of vulnerable populations. Medicare and Medicaid can be confusing pieces of legislation that may be cumbersome to comply with, but I hope to bridge the gap between the medical and legal worlds. While it is important for everyone to understand the legal and medical worlds, medicolegal information is increasingly complex. I’m passionate about communicating that kind of information in an accessible way so individuals are empowered to make informed decisions. I’m particularly interested in how creating Medical Legal Partnerships could further the Triple Aim goals to improve health outcomes, improve individual experiences of care, and reduce costs/inefficiencies. After law school, I hope to return to the health policy space–whether that’s in the public or private sector.

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